Motorcyclists and pillion passengers must wear helmets at all times and motorists must wear safety belts.
The minister expressed concern that 40% of road fatalities this year were pedestrians, motorcyclists, pillion passengers and pedal cyclists.
He said he looked out his window and saw the pillion passenger throw something at the internet shop before speeding off.
Positioned near the intersection of Central Road and Third Road they witnessed a vast number of motorcyclists and their pillion passengers riding without helmets.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a pillion passenger suffered serious shoulder injuries when a motorcycle lurched into a field near Scarborough.
What also comes out of the analysis is the fact that the impact that kills these motorcyclists and pillion passengers is the unprotected skull bouncing down the bitumen.
A motorcycle pillion passenger was killed and its rider seriously injured when their machine was involved in an accident on the A64.
The accident last night was one of four serious collisions in North Yorkshire over the Bank Holiday weekend, which left three motorcyclists dead and a pillion passenger seriously injured.
One accident involved a motorcyclist, a father of six children and his pillion passenger, a father of two.
In a separate incident a female pillion passenger suffered serious leg injuries when a motorcycle went out of control on the B1222 road near Sherburn-in-Elmet and ended up in a field.